CHAPTER 292

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 443

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend §8405 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code by deleting subsection (c) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(c) All police officers and all persons seeking permanent appointment as a police officer shall undergo training to assist them in identifying symptoms of mental illness, mental disability, and/or physical disability and in responding appropriately to situations involving persons having a mental illness, mental disability, and/or physical disability. The training must include instruction concerning the interaction between police officers and minors that have a mental illness, mental disability and/or physical disability. Additionally, all police officers serving under permanent appointment as of January 1, 2007 must undertake this training by January 1, 2008."

Section 2. This bill shall take effect on January 1, 2007.

Approved June 20,2006